Exploring the sex/gender binary

The Binary “Binary” means two. In this context, the labeling of human beings into two – and only two – rigid, unchanging and unchangeable categories: girl/woman/ female and boy/man/male. Sex/Gender is the basis for how the binary labeling is done, almost entirely on the visible appearance of certain body parts examined at birth by medical […]

DirectorTroy Heard discusses Majestic Repertory Theater’s ‘Chicago’ at Super Summer Theater

Spectrum chatted with Majestic Repertory Theater director Troy Heard about his production of “Chicago,” running at Super Summer Theater at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, July 31-Aug. 17. Bob Fosse wrote the musical, along with classic songwriting duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, for Fosse’s wife, Gwen Verdon, who originated the role of Roxie Hart […]

Author Alex Hortis on the mob and the LGBTQ community: ‘It was all kind of a hidden history that was in the closet’

In the historic courtroom of the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas, author Alex Hortis showed photographs of patrons at early 20th century gay and lesbian bars in New York City, along with advertisements and illustrations for drag shows, a picture of a 1920s drag ball and two mug shots of a Cosa Nostra crime […]

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